[time-nuts] TNS-BUF order update

Dana Whitlow k8yumdoober at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 16:56:20 EDT 2018


John,

Couldn't the TO-92 part (2N3904) be soldered down instead (if one has
steady hands),
and work about as well?

Dana


On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:58 AM, John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com> wrote:

> To those who pre-ordered TNS-BUF boards:
>
> We've had a delay due to parts availability -- a common transistor
> (PZT3904) is apparently on worldwide back order with lead times quoted of
> up to a year.  Our contract manufacturer has finally found a source, but
> they will not be delivered until mid-August.  That means that TAPR won't
> receive the boards until the second half of September.
>
> If the delay causes you a problem and you'd like to cancel your order,
> please contact the TAPR office (taproffice at tapr.org) and John will take
> care of that (though he will be out of town until July 6).
>
> Sorry for the inconvenience, but we did not want to risk using a
> substitute component that might change the performance of the unit.
>
> John
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